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Gazélec Ajaccio

 

Gazélec Ajaccio

GFC Ajaccio
Full name Gazélec Football Club Ajaccio
Nickname(s) Le Gaz, Le Bistrot
Founded 1910
Ground Stade Ange Casanova
Ajaccio (Corse-du-Sud)
Ground Capacity 8,000
President Olivier Miniconi
Coach Thierry Laurey
League Ligue 1
2014–15 Ligue 2, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page

Gazélec Football Club Ajaccio (French: ), sometimes called GFC Ajaccio, is a French football club from Ajaccio, Corsica. Founded in 1910, Gazélec play in Ligue 1, the top tier of football in France.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Honours 2
  • Rivalries 3
  • Players 4
    • Current squad 4.1
  • Managers 5
  • References 6

History

They are best known for reaching the semi-finals of the 2011-12 Coupe de France, in which they hosted later home games at the larger Stade François Coty, home of AC Ajaccio. On 15 May 2015, Gazélec were promoted to Ligue 1 for the first time in the club's history, following a 3–2 win over Niort with two goals by John Tshibumbu. It was their second consecutive promotion and fourth in five years. Their Stade Ange Casanova will double in size to hold 5,000 in Ligue 1.[1]

Honours

  • French Amateur Champions: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968.
  • Corsican Champions: 1937, 1938, 1956, 1957, 1961.
  • CFA Champions: 2003, 2011.

Rivalries

The club has rivalries with the other two Corsican professional clubs: SC Bastia and AC Ajaccio with whom Gazélec contests the Ajaccio Derby. For many years Gazélec played in a lower division than their city rivals.

Players

Current squad

As of 12 August 2015 [2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Clément Maury
3 DF Issiaga Sylla (on loan from Toulouse)
4 DF Rodéric Filippi
5 DF Jérémie Bréchet
6 DF David Ducourtioux
7 FW Kévin Mayi
8 MF Jérôme Lemoigne
9 FW Khalid Boutaïb
10 MF Mohamed Larbi
13 DF Alassane Touré
15 DF Kader Mangane
No. Position Player
18 DF Amos Youga
19 FW Jacques Zoua
20 MF Louis Poggi (captain)
21 DF Pablo Martinez
22 FW Issiar Dia
23 MF Damjan Đoković
24 FW John Tshibumbu
28 FW Grégory Pujol
29 DF Alexandre Coeff (on loan from Udinese)
30 GK Jules Goda
40 GK Charly Beber Serreri

Managers

References

  1. ^ "Gazelec Ajaccio win historic Ligue 1 promotion". Yahoo!. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Le Groupe Professionnel". Retrieved 13 July 2015. 


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